Understanding Binge-Eating Disorder

Many of us have had the experience of over-eating to the point of abdominal pain. Just think about your last Thanksgiving feast: how many people pushed away from the table, groaning with discomfort, loosening their belts, unsnapping the waistband of their jeans?...

Tracking Teen Development: When to Intervene

Seemingly out of nowhere, my previously sweet, considerate and affectionate 15-year-old son is sometimes replaced by a surly, disrespectful and eye-rolling teenager who doesn’t hesitate to point out my every shortcoming and flaw. In the past, my son would join...

Parental Guiding Suggested

Wiping runny noses. Driving carpool. Answering the same question 12 times. Scheduling doctors’ appointments. As parents, we expect and accept that these tasks are everyday obligations in our roles as caretakers. As the American¬†population ages, however, many...

Better Safe than Sorry?

Our family has just begun navigating the college exploration process. My son is actively researching various schools for programs heavy in the arts — film, screenwriting, directing. We, as parents committed to bankrolling (at least in part) his higher education,...